Thanks to generous funding from GlaxoSmithKline, the John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture offers annual travel grants of up to $1,500.

Who is eligible?

  • Faculty, graduate or undergraduate students and independent scholars with a research project requiring the use of materials held by the John Hope Franklin Research Center.

  • All applicants must reside outside of a 100-mile radius of Durham, NC.

What expenses does the grant cover?

Grant money is may be used for the following, and will be issued as reimbursement upon submission of original receipts after travel is completed:

  • transportation expenses (including air, train or bus ticket charges; car rental; mileage using a personal vehicle; parking fees)
  • accommodations
  • meals
  • reproduction expenses

How do I apply?

We strongly encourage you to contact the Franklin Research Center before submitting an application.  We are happy to help identify potential collections and books that may be helpful.

  • Complete the

    online application form, which includes uploading a CV. (You may start the form and return to it later, but it must be completed within a week from the same computer and browser.)

  • A sample application form is available as a Word document and PDF for reference purposes only. This version of the form is available so you can use it to save and edit your application before copying and pasting responses into

    the online form.

  • Graduate students must ask a faculty advisor to write them a letter of recommendation. We will not consider an application complete until we receive the recommendation. Advisors may submit a letter of recommendation as an e-mail attachment to Sierra Moore.